The Twelve: The Jury’s In

CTG’s production of The Twelve is an adaptation of an adaptation, referencing both the classic 1954 play Twelve Angry Men and its 1991 Japanese film parody The Gentle Twelve. Following the deliberations of a jury who are largely too superficial and goodhearted to convict a beautiful young woman of murder, The Twelve presents a humorous and thoughtful piece of theatre. The production’s greatest strength lay … Continue reading The Twelve: The Jury’s In

Heathers The Musical: Regina George Has Nothing on These Girls…

UMMTA’s production of Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical based on the 1989 film Heathers. For two hours the audience is transported to Westerberg High – an apparently normal high school which clearly represents the issues of wider society. We follow the emotional journey of Veronica Sawyer (Ahila Navaratnam) – a valedictorian in the making, who craves for something more. Assisting her in her … Continue reading Heathers The Musical: Regina George Has Nothing on These Girls…

Filthy Rick: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Shakespearean Characters

The Facebook event for Filthy Rick advertised the show to “people who love shakespeare, people who really don’t like shakespeare and think it should be abandoned in the name of a better future for Theatre, people who have always worried that they don’t understand shakespeare.” As an ESL from a third-world country who has never seen the word “Shakespeare” anywhere within any curriculum in my … Continue reading Filthy Rick: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Shakespearean Characters

Filthy Rick: Dirty Deeds Done Well

A rabblerousing and riveting display of humour and talent, the Melbourne University Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Richard III proved to be an enjoyable and in your face interpretation of the Shakespearean tragedy. Packaging together laughter, lust, and a solid amount of filth, Filthy Rick spilled the guts of its rowdy and turbulent characters to deliver a thoroughly engaging production. The first point of success for … Continue reading Filthy Rick: Dirty Deeds Done Well

Legally Blonde: Time to Get Serious

The plot of Legally Blonde will be familiar to most people, and though there are some differences between the popular movie and the stage musical, the celebration of friendship and traditional femininity is still central. With so many big musical numbers requiring strong voices and dedicated dancers, it’s certainly an ambitious choice for student theatre, especially for first time director Alex Guérin. But while there … Continue reading Legally Blonde: Time to Get Serious

BABY: A Little Bundle of Brilliance

FLW’s BABY is a semi-narrative, semi-surreal exploration of motherhood, and more broadly womanhood in general. Created and directed by Amy Spurgeon in collaboration with the cast and creative team, BABY presents a thematically and theatrically engaging piece of new theatre. The script navigates seamlessly through the banter of teenage girls, mythological story telling and intense soliloquy, all the while maintaining a balance between making its … Continue reading BABY: A Little Bundle of Brilliance

This Random World: About Chance

Trinity College’s production of This Random World presents a non-naturalistic mosaic of tonally diverse, confidently acted scenes in a meditation on human interconnectedness. While there is no strict plot and the characters’ meetings are coincidental and brief – some never even exchanging names – the play elicits a deeply felt sense of intimacy. Deftly traversing the potentially logy themes of love and death, Lucinda Halls … Continue reading This Random World: About Chance